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Outfitter Review - Pine Acres Bear Camp

Submit Date: Sep 4, 2008

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Pine Acres Bear Camp

Outfitter / Contact: Chris Lavoe

Location: Ontario, Canada

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Bear

Game Quality: Poor (None in 7 days)

Game Quantity: Poor (None in 7 days)

Accomodations: Poor

Camp Condition: N/A

Food Quality: N/A

Guide Experience: 25+ years

Other Personal Experience: No other help

Review Information

Hunter: David



Would Recommend: Absolutely Not

Overall Impression: Very Very Poor

From the time we got into camp, there was no direction or anything. Chris and Lottie were both very impersonal, and were hardly around. Once they got their money it was like pulling teeth to get any help. The stands were just stands nailed to trees sitting on buckets at least mine was. The baits did not seem to be baited before arrival either. In all fairness with the hunt the blue berries were very thick, and the bears weren't as interested. The outfitter, however wouldn't change my position or offer a spot and stalk in the berry batchs. There was 27 people in camp he was trying to entertain and there was around 6 bears killed out of these hunters. This hunt was different then what he made it seem at the all canada show. Many in camp got the same sales line as I did at the show so watch out for that. I would not recommend this hunt to anyone and will never go back myself. Feel free to e-mail with any questions.

Outfitter Response: You should always put your full name to any review you put on any outfitter. David Church, you had a terrible attitude the instant you walked in the lodge. The bait I picked for you was very active before you arrived. My job is to bring bear's to the bait. Your job is to practice good hunting techniques in order to bring the bear in front of you for a clean shot. Everything was well planned out before you arrived, next time listen to the outfitter!! You picked a limited guided package. I was in the lodge each morning from 7:00 to 9:00 am and 10:00 to midnight, having coffee with the hunters. At this time we organize the day's activities. During the day I'm out tracking wounded animal or checking baits. Maybe the reason you had a hard time finding me around camp!! Cabin #8 and 4 complained to me that you were constantly pestering them with your negative attitude!! Instead of complaining you should have been in the lodge with me and the other hunters planning the day's activities. We were recommended to you by Gord and Norm, your custumers. They were here when you were. They both harvested nice bear's. Gord is hunting with us again in 2013. Not everyone in camp when you were here were hunters. There were many non hunters. Included your Dad. David learn to enjoy yourself, mingle with other hunters and enjoy the Canadian wilderness experience!!

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